Wave & Buy By Phone, London
Having written about the concept of swipe by phone before, we picked up on the news that the Transport For London, Nokia and mobile operator O2 were planning to launch a phone that lets people swipe it to enter and leave the London Underground system.
Tube travelers are already using the Oyster card to swipe and go – and now they won't need to bang their wallet or purse against the sensors at the gates – but just their phone instead. The phone will also incorporate the Visa PayWave system to allow contactless payments. The Guardian reports: